Tamanna Bhatia (pronunciation; credited as Tamannaah Bhatia; born 21 December 1989), is an Indian actress who primarily works in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi cinema. She has appeared in over 80 films, and has won a Kalaimamani Award, a SIIMA Award and has received several Filmfare Awards South nominations.

Early life

Tamanna Bhatia was born on 21 December 1989 in Bombay, Maharashtra.Her parents are Santosh and Rajni Bhatia.She has an elder brother named Anand Bhatia.She is of Sindhi Hindu origin and attended Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School in Mumbai.At the age of 13, she began learning acting and joined Prithvi Theatre for a year, where she participated in stage performances.After gaining initial experience in the film industry, she changed her screen name to “Tamannaah”for numerological reasons.

Bio/Wiki
Nickname Tammy
Profession(s) Actress, Model, Dancer
Known As Milky Beauty
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet inches– 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 55 kg
in pounds– 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.) 33-28-35
Eye Colour Hazel Brown
Hair Colour Black (dyed brown)
Career
Debut Film (Hindi): Chand Sa Roshan Chehra (2005) as Jia Oberoi
Tamannaah Bhatia debut film Chand Sa Roshan Chehra
Film (Telugu): Sree (2005) as Sandhya
Sree
Film (Tamil): Kedi (2006) as Priyanka
Kedi
Awards & Honours • 2009: South Scope Award for Best Actress for the Tamil film Kandein Kadhalai
• 2010: Kalaimamani Award for Actress in Art and Literature
• 2010: Kalaimamani Award for excellence in the field of art and literature
• 2011: Hyderabad Times Film Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film 100% Love
• 2011: TSR – TV9 National Film Award for Best Heroine for the Telugu film 100% Love
• 2012: CineMAA Award for Best Actress – Telugu for the film 100% Love
• 2013: TSR – TV9 National Film Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film Tadakha
• 2014: South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actress (Critics) – Telugu for the film Tadakha
• 2016: Asiavision Award for Best Tamil Actress for the Tamil film Dharma Durai
• 2017: Asianet Film Award for Most Popular Tamil Actress for the trilingual film Devi
• 2017: Dayawati Modi Global Award for Youth Icon of the Year for Contributions in the field of Cinema
• 2017: NRI of the Year Award for Global Indian Impact Icon for the Tamil-Telugu film Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Tamannaah Bhatia with her NRI of the Year Award
• 2017: South India’s Most Admired Celebrity for the Tamil-Telugu film Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
• 2017: Dayawati Modi Global Youth Icon of the Year Award for contributions to the field of Cinema
• 2017: Honorary Doctorate from the Confederation of International Accreditation Commission (CIAC) for contributions to Indian cinema
• 2018: Santosham Sridevi Smarakam Award for the Film Industry Achievements
• 2018: Zee Apsara Sridevi Memorial Award for the Film Industry Achievements
Tamannaah Bhatia with her Zee Apsara Sridevi Memorial Award
• 2018: Santosham Film Award (Sridevi Smarakam Award)
• 2018: Zee Apsara Award (Sridevi Memorial Award)
• 2021: Global Spa Fit & Fab Award for Pan-India Entertainer
• 2021: Santosham Film Award for Best Actress for the Telugu film F2: Fun and Frustration
• 2021: Global Spa Fit & Fab PAN-India Entertainer Award for the Film Industry Achievements
• 2022: Hindustan Times India’s Most Stylish Breaking The Mould (Female) Award for the Film Industry Achievements
• 2022: Lokmat Most Stylish Fashion Icon Award for the Film Industry Achievements
• 2022: Filmfare Middle East Achiever’s Night Award for Best Director-Actor Duo for the Hindi film Babli Bouncer
Tamannaah Bhatia with her Filmfare Achievers' Night Award
• 2022: Hindustan Times India’s Most Stylish Award for Breaking The Mould (Female)
• 2022: Lokmat Stylish Award for Most Stylish Fashion Icon
• 2022: Society Achievers Award
Tamannaah Bhatia with her Society Achievers' Award
• 2023: Behindwoods Gold Hall of Famers for Entertainer for the Tamil film Jailer
Tamannaah Bhatia with her Behindwoods Gold Hall of Famers Award
• 2023: Bollywood Hungama India Entertainment Award for Best Actor of The Year Female (Series) for the Hindi web series Aakhri Sach, Jee Karda
• 2023: Bollywood Hungama Style Icon Award for Most Stylish Trend Setter (Female)
Tamannaah Bhatia with her Bollywood Hungama Style Icon of the Year Award
• 2023: Bollywood Hungama Most Stylish Trend Setter (Female) Award for the Film Industry Achievements
• 2023: Indo-French International Film Festival Award for Best Actress Feature Film for the Tamil film Kanne Kalaimaane
• 2023: Forces of Fashion Vogue
Tamannaah Bhatia with her Vogue award
• 2023: Bharat Business Award
Tamannaah Bhatia receiving Bharat Business Award

Note: She has many more awards and honours to her name.

Rankings Times of India Ranking
• 2012: Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Woman No. 1
• 2012: Chennai Times Most Desirable Women No. 1
• 2012: India’s Top 50 Most Desired Women No. 30
• 2013: Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women No. 2
• 2013: Chennai Times Most Desirable Woman No. 2
• 2013: India’s Top 50 Most Desired Women No. 16
• 2014: Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women No. 6
• 2014: Chennai Times Most Desirable Women No. 4
• 2014: India’s Top 50 Most Desired Women No. 39
• 2015: Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women No. 3
• 2015: Chennai Times Most Desirable Women No. 5
• 2015: India’s Top 50 Most Desired Women No. 24
• 2016: Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women No. 11
• 2016: Chennai Times Most Desirable Women No. 2
• 2016: India’s Top 50 Most Desired Women No. 25
• 2017: Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women No. 6
• 2017: Chennai Times Most Desirable Women No. 17
• 2018: Chennai Times Most Desirable Women No. 18
• 2019: Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women No. 22
• 2019: Chennai Times Most Desirable Women No. 24
• 2020: Hyderabad Times Most Desirable Women No. 17
• 2020: Chennai Times Most Desirable Women No. 22
Other Rankings
• 2017: Top Stars of Indian Cinema by IMDb No. 4
• 2021: Most Tweeted about Actors (Female) in South Indian Entertainment No. 8
• 2023: Most Popular Indian Stars by IMDb No. 6
Personal Life
Date of Birth 21 December 1989 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2024) 35 Years
Birthplace Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School, Mumbai
College/University National College, Mumbai
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Arts (Distance Education)
Autograph Tamannaah Bhatia's autograph
Food Habit Vegetarian
Religion Hinduism
Ethnicity Sindhi
Hobbies Dancing, Reading, Writing Poetry & Quotes, Travelling
Controversies Complaint Filed by a Filmmaker
Tamannaah Bhatia landed into a controversy after the film producer, Salim Akhtar, filed a complaint against Tamannaah at the Association of Motion Picture and Television Programme Producers (AMPTPP) for breaking a Bollywood Contract. As per the contract, she was supposed to pay 25% of her remuneration for the next five years to Salim. But the actress never honoured the contract. The issue was later sent to the Kolkata High Court. However, her father said that Tamannaah did not sign any contract and that she was minor at the time of her film debut.

Notice Issued by Kerala High Court
In 2021, a notice was issued against her by the Kerala High Court for promoting illegal online rummy games.

Relationships & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends • Virat Kohli (cricketer)
Tamannaah Bhatia with Virat Kohli
• Abdul Razzaq (cricketer; rumoured)
Abdul Razzaq
• Name Not Known (USA based physician, rumoured)
• Vijay Varma (actor)
Tamannaah Bhatia with Vijay Varma
Family
Parents Father– Santhosh Bhatia (Diamond Merchant)
Mother– Rajani Bhatia (Homemaker)

Tamannaah Bhatia with her parents
Tamannaah Bhatia with her parents
Siblings Brother– Anand Bhatia (Elder; Doctor in the US)
Sister– None

Tamannaah Bhatia with her brother
Tamannaah Bhatia with her brother
Favourites
Actor(s) Mahesh Babu, Hrithik Roshan
Actress Madhuri Dixit
Film(s) Bollywood Films: Mughal-E-Azam, Dil To Pagal Hai, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Hollywood Films: Titanic, Life is Beautiful, Erin Brockovich
Tollywood Film: Anand (Telugu)
TV Show Drop Dead Diva (2009)
Food Biryani
Snack Samosa
Colour(s) Red, Blue
Travel Destination(s) Paris, Dubai, Kashmir
Author Paulo Coelho
Style Quotient
Car Collection • Land Rover Discovery Sport

Tamannaah Bhatia with her Land Rover Discovery Sport
Tamannaah Bhatia with her Land Rover Discovery Sport

BMW 320i
• Mercedes Benz GLE
• Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
• Audi Q7 SUV

Tamannaah Bhatia with her Audi Q 7
amannaah Bhatia with her Audi Q 7
Money Factor
Assets/Properties An apartment worth Rs 16.6 crore on the 14th floor of the Bayview Apartment at Juhu-Versova Link Road in Mumbai
Salary (approx.) 1-1.75 Crore/film (INR)
Net Worth (approx.) Rs 110 crore (as of 2023)

 

Tamannaah Bhatia
Tamannaah Bhatia

Some Lesser Known Facts About Tamannaah Bhatia

  • Tamannaah belongs to a Punjabi family of Sindhi descent.
    Tamannaah Bhatia's childhood picture

    Tamannaah Bhatia’s childhood picture

  • In school, she used to participate in various competitions. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia in her school's function

    Tamannaah Bhatia in her school’s function

  • At the age of 13, while Tamannaah was performing at her school’s annual function, she was noticed by a director who offered her a lead role in a film.
  • Many think that Tamannaah migrated from the South Indian film industry to Bollywood, but she started her career with the Hindi film “Chand Sa Roshan Chehra,” which went unnoticed at the box office.
  • She has been a part of Mumbai’s Prithvi Theatre for a year.
  • She was seen in Abhijeet Sawant‘s music video “Lafzo Mein” in 2005. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia in Lafzon Mein

    Tamannaah Bhatia in Lafzon Mein

  • Tamannaah was first featured in films and then endorsed by various brands as a model.
  • She started acting as soon as she completed her +2. She continued her further education through distance education mode.
  • Her acting was first recognized in her debut Telugu film “Sree,” opposite Manoj Kumar in 2006.
  • She considers Madhuri Dixit as her role model. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia with Madhuri Dixit

    Tamannaah Bhatia with Madhuri Dixit

  • After consulting a numerologist, she changed the spellings of her name from ‘Tamanna’ to ‘Tamannaah.’
  • She is popular in Tamil and Telugu industries with the name ‘Milky Beauty,’ because of her white complexion. However, in an interview, she shared that she did not like it as it is based on her fair complexion which promotes racism.
  • Tamannaah faced disappointment with her Telugu debut and moved to the Tamil Film Industry, where she became an instant hit. After doing a few projects in the Tamil film industry, she went back to feature in the Telugu Films and bagged many successful roles.
  • In an interview, Tamannaah gave a statement that she would never wear a bikini on screen.
  • She has worked in various Tamil films including ‘Ayan’ (2009), ‘Paiyaa’ (2010), ‘Sura’ (2010), ‘Devi’ (2016), ‘Sketch’ (2018), and ‘Jailer’ (2023). 
    Sura

    Sura

  • She has also performed in many popular item songs such as “Aga Naga” from the Tamil film ‘Ko’ (2011), “Labbar Bomma” from the Telugu film ‘Alludu Seenu’ (2014), “Bachelor Babu” from the Telugu film ‘Speedunnodu’ (2016), “Jokae Nannu” from the Kannada film ‘KGF: Chapter 1’ (2018), and “Kaavaalaa” from the Tamil film ‘Jailer’ (2023).

 

  • Tamannaah met Virat during the shoot of the Celkon mobile advertisement in 2012 and the duo allegedly fell in love with each other. The couple was rumoured to be dating each other for a while. However, the actress, later, denied all the dating rumours.
  • As a guest, she appeared in the Hindi TV serial ‘Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke’ (2013) which aired on Zee TV.
  • Tammana has acted in many Telugu films like ‘Tadakha’ (2013), ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ (2015), ‘Bengal Tiger’ (2015), ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ (2017), ‘F2: Fun and Frustration’ (2019), and ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’ (2019). 
    Tamannaah Bhatia in Baahubali-The Beginning

    Tamannaah Bhatia in Baahubali-The Beginning

  • She has appeared in a few Hindi films such as ‘Himmatwala’ (2013), ‘Entertainment’ (2014), ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiya’ (2016), ‘Babli Bouncer’ (2022), and ‘Lust Stories 2’ (2023). 
    Babli Bouncer

    Babli Bouncer

  • Even though “Himmatwala,” her first commercial film in Bollywood, met a disastrous end at the box office, she was offered good roles in films.
  • She was once one of the favourite actresses of Sajid Khan Productions.
  • She has endorsed many popular brands like Celkon Mobiles, Fanta, and Chandrika Ayurvedic Soap.
  • She has also walked the ramp for various fashion designers. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia in a fashion show

    Tamannaah Bhatia in a fashion show

  • Bhatia has been featured on the covers of magazines like Global Spa, Cosmopolitan, FHM India, Lifestyle, and The Peacock Magazine. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia on the cover of FHM Magazine

    Tamannaah Bhatia on the cover of FHM Magazine

  • In 2014, she was featured in a PETA advertisement, encouraging people to purchase cosmetics that have not been tested on animals.
  • In March 2015, Tamannaah was signed as the brand ambassador of the channel, Zee Telugu. She is the brand ambassador of a few other firms like IIFL Finance, Cellecor Gadgets Limited, and VLCC.
  • In 2015, she launched a jewellery business named Wite & Gold. The brand had its stores in Mumbai and Banglore, and the website was launched on 20 April 2015. Tamannaah was also the creative head of the brand. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia during an event of Wite & Gold

    Tamannaah Bhatia during an event of Wite & Gold

  • In 2016, she was featured in the Hindi short video ‘Ranveer Ching Returns.’ 
    Ranveer Ching Returns

    Ranveer Ching Returns

  • In 2016, Tamannaah was made the brand ambassador of the Government of India’s campaign Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, an initiative of FOGSI.
  • In 2016, the film director Suraj made some sexist remarks while talking about Tamannaah’s costumes in the film ‘Kathi Sanda.’ Later, the actress made a Tweet seeking an apology from the director not just to herself but to all women in the cinema industry. Suraj then apologised to her and the other actresses for his comment. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia's tweet

    Tamannaah Bhatia’s tweet

  • In 2018, she appeared in the opening ceremony of the IPL. Reportedly, she charged Rs. 50 lakhs for a 10-minute performance on four songs from different languages (Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi). 
    Tamannaah Bhatia performing at the Opening Ceremony of IPL 2018

    Tamannaah Bhatia performing at the Opening Ceremony of IPL 2018

  • She was rumoured to be getting married to a Pakistani cricketer Abdul Razzaq. It all started with a picture where the actress was seen shopping for jewellery with the cricketer but the actress, soon, refuted all the rumours and clarified that Abdul was already married and had no romantic ties with her. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia shopping jewellery with Abdul Razzaq

    Tamannaah Bhatia shopping jewellery with Abdul Razzaq

  • She has acted in films in a few other languages such as ‘Aa Bb Kk’ (Marathi; 2018) and ‘Bandra’ (Malayalam; 2023).
  • In January 2018, an engineering student hurled a shoe at Tamannaah in Hyderabad while the actress was there to inaugurate a jewellery store. Though the shoe missed its aim, the actress was shaken by the incident. The miscreant stated that he was a huge fan of the actress and did the act as he was upset over her roles in films.
  • According to some sources, Tamannaah was rumoured to be dating a USA-based physician and was all set to tie the knot with him in 2019. While the actress herself never spoke about her relationship, her mother, Rajani revealed to a leading media portal that her daughter’s husband-to-be is very fond of her. However, later, Tamannaah denied all the rumours and said that she was single.
  • She hosted the reality TV show ‘MasterChef India – Telugu’ in 2021, which aired on Gemini TV. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia in MasterChef Telugu Season 1

    Tamannaah Bhatia in MasterChef Telugu Season 1

  • In 2021, a book ‘Back to the Roots’ was co-authored by her. 
    Back to the Roots

    Back to the Roots

  • Apart from films, she has also acted in various Hindi web series such as ‘11th Hour’ (2021, Telugu; Aha), ‘November Story’ (2021, Tamil; Disney+ Hotstar), ‘Jee Karda’ (2023, Hindi; Amazon Prime Video), and ‘Aakhri Sach’ (2023, Hindi; Disney+ Hotstar). 
    Aakhri Sach

    Aakhri Sach

  • She walked the red carpet at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia at Cannes Film Festival

    Tamannaah Bhatia at Cannes Film Festival

  • In 2019, Upasana Kamineni Konidela, an entrepreneur and wife of Ram Charan, gifted Tamannaah a huge diamond ring after the completion of Chiranjeevi‘s ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy,’ and it was reported to be the world’s fifth largest diamond ring worth Rs 2 crores; however, in July 2023, Tamannaah revealed through a tweet that it was a bottle opener and not diamond ring.

 

  • In June 2023, she confirmed that the rumours about her dating the Indian actor Vijay Varma were true. The two of them began dating while they were working together on the movie ‘Lust Stories 2.’ In an interview, while confirming her relationship with Vijay, she said,

    He is someone I really look up to. He is someone with whom I bonded very, very organically. With high achieving women, we have this problem, that we think we have to work hard for everything. When something is so simple and you don’t have to walk on eggshells to just be yourself because I think in India we also have this that a woman has to change her entire life for someone… He’s a person who I care about deeply and yeah, he’s my happy place.”

  • On 11 October 2023, a Japanese multinational cosmetic company named Shiseido signed Tamannaah Bhatia as the brand ambassador, marking her as the first Indian to represent the brand. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia's Instagram post after being announced as the brand ambassador for Shiseido

    Tamannaah Bhatia’s Instagram post after being announced as the brand ambassador for Shiseido

  • She loves animals and owns a few pet dogs named Totte and Pebbles. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia with her pet dog

    Tamannaah Bhatia with her pet dog

  • She has learnt the art of making pottery. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia during her pottery class

    Tamannaah Bhatia during her pottery class

  • Her looks are often compared with the Indian actress Karisma Kapoor. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia with Karisma Kapoor

    Tamannaah Bhatia with Karisma Kapoor

  • She follows a regular workout regimen to remain fit. 
    Tamannaah Bhatia at a gym

    Tamannaah Bhatia at a gym